PROF. ALEX MUNYASYA MUUMBO


POSITION
FACULTY: ENGINEERING SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL: MECHANICAL AND PROCESS ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
CURRENT DESIGNATION: EXECUTIVE DEAN / PROFESSOR
OFFICE EMAIL: amuumbo@tukenya.ac.ke
OFFICE TELEPHONE: +254 (020) 343672
CONSULTATION HOURS: WEDNESDAY 9.00 - 12.00
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
DOCTOR OF ENGINEERING (DR-ING)MATERIALS ENGINEERING- SIMULATIONNAGOYA UNIVERSITY (JAPAN)2003
MASTERS OF SCIENCE (M.SC.)ADVANCED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENUNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD (UNITED KINGDOM)1994
BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (B.TECH)IN PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGYMOI UNIVERSITY (KENYA)1989
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
MAY 2014 - TO DATEEXECUTIVE DEAN – FESTTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
2011 - 2014ASSOCIATE PROFESSORMOI UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
2005 - 2014ICT DIRECTORMOI UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
2005 - 2006SENIOR LECTURER AND HODMOI UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
1995 - 2004LECTURERMOI UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
1989 - 1994GRADUATE ASSISTANTMOI UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
GENERAL STATEMENT ON RESEARCH AREA(S)
Development of open source solutions. Modeling of metal cooling and solidification characteristics from semi-solid state. (Flow characteristics and micro-structural evolution under various cooling conditions). Alternative mold materials for gravity casting of low temperature (Long freezing range) alloys. Conversion of waste plastic into liquid/gas fuel. Development and production of Bio-diesel and high-temperature lubricants from plant extracts.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- A Study on Agricultural Residues as a Substitute to Fire Wood in Kenya: a Review on Major Crops

Journal of Energy Technologies and Policy www.iiste.org ISSN 2224-3232 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0573 (Online) Vol.4, No.9, 2014

- Enhancing Office Automation through Structured Electronic Document Exchange: A Case Study of Moi University - Kenya The 1st International Conference on Technology and Management 2014 (ICTM - 14) 3-5 Aug 2014 Kampala Uganda
- Analysis of raw iron ores in Kenya; Case study of Mwingi North Constituency in Kitui County Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Sustainable Research and Innovation, Vol. 5, pp 296-299
- An Experimental Study on Catalytic Cracking of Polyethylene and Engine Oils

Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology.  Maxwell Scientific Organization, 7(6), (2014)  pp 909-914. ISSN: 2040-7459

- Development of a Medical Expert System as an Expert Knowledge Sharing Tool on Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypertension in Pregnancy

International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics (IJBBB) 2012 Vol.2(5): pp 297-300 ISSN: 2010-3638

- Optimization of in-mill ball loading and slurry solids concentration in grinding of UG-2 ores: A statistical experimental design approach

ELSEVIER – Minerals Engineering 39 (2012) pp 149-155

- Characterization of Selected Mineral Ores in the Eastern Zone of Kenya: Case Study of Mwingi North Constituency in Kitui County http://article.sapub.org/10.5923.j.mining.20150401.02.html International Journal of Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing 2015, 4(1): 8-17 DOI: 10.5923/j.mining.20150401.02
CURRENT POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISION
Name Project Title Period
Antony KibetInvestigating the Use of Circle in Gear Cutting as a Substitute to Involute Profile2012
Stephen KimutaiInvestigation of Liquid and Gas Oil Production from Waste Plastics and Waste Oil2010
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
MEMBER, Institution of Engineers Kenya (IEK
Member No. B7122, Engineers Registration Board

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